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Glasgow Rangers: Fans shocked by Brandon Barker’s appearance in starting XI against Bayer Leverkusen

Glasgow Rangers: Fans shocked by Brandon Barker’s appearance in starting XI against Bayer Leverkusen - Rangers News

A number of Glasgow Rangers fans were shocked to see Brandon Barker named in the starting line-up by Steven Gerrard for this evening’s Europa League clash against Bayer Leverkusen.

The line-up was announced by the club’s official Twitter channel @RangersFC just over an hour before kick-off, with the ex-Manchester City winger among three changes from the team that started against Aberdeen last Saturday. Filip Helander and Steven Davis also come into the side, with Leon Balogun, Ianis Hagi and Glen Kamara dropping out.

Barker has been the subject of fierce criticism from numerous ‘Gers fans in the past and has made just 12 appearances so far in the 2019/20 season, with just a solitary goal to his name against Livingston last September. The 23-year-old comes in for his first Europa League appearance since the win over Porto nine months ago. [via TransferMarkt]

Having lost the first leg 1-3 at Ibrox, Gerrard’s side need to score at least three times this evening to stand any chance of reaching the quarter-finals. Therefore, the inclusion of the far from prolific Barker has shocked these ‘Gers fans, one of whom wryly wondered if it was April Fools’ Day:

‘Gers fans, were you stunned to see Barker in the starting line-up? Can he make a difference to the team this evening? Comment below with your views!


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